James is a sought after collectors Steiff teddy Bear. He is made from fine Mohair, with elegant decorated features in fine brown and felt paws. He is five way jointed and firmly filled. Of course with a Steiff button in his ear. James is not made to be played with by children, he is a collection piece, making him a perfect keepsake for a new baby or a Christening gift.
James is 26cm tall. 48% Mohair, 52% Cotton. Surface Washable.
The story of Steiff bears and Margarete Steiff is an extraordinary one. Her paralysis at 18 months old did not stop her training as a seamstress and going on to create felt clothing. In 1879 she made an Elephant pin cushion which her brother sold at market. WIthin 6 years, she had sold 5,000 elephants and had started designing other stuffed animals. Margarete’s nephew joined the company and in 1902 he designed “Bear 55PB” the worlds first stuffed bear with moveable arms and legs which he covered in mohair plush. In 1904 “Steiff – Knopf im Ohr” (Button in Ear) brand sign was created. Once Margarete’s eventful life came to an end, her family fondly continued her dream. Stieff continued to grow with her motto always in mind, “for children, only the best is good enough!”
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